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Authors:Peter Aronsson: Linköping University, Sweden
Publication title:Historiography as a Marker of Current Paradigms Comparing the Role of Complex Cultural Institutions: Negotiating Museums
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:062
Article No.:018
Abstract:Museums are the negotiated result of several logics: science and politics; universalism and particularism; difference and unity; change and continuity; materiality and narrative. At some contexts and moments in history they also become vital arenas for negotiating and consolidating new answers to these. In Europe an intensive demand for national museums followed the Napoleonic wars and the creation of nation states. Regional differences below and above the nation were rearranged for new spaces of knowledge and politics. In the Scandinavian context the cultural construction of Norden was vital to creating a peaceful environment in the midst of possible feelings of revenge and emancipation. In Europe trajectories of parallel interactions give witness to the long standing relevance of museums as components of what here will be theoretically constructed as a “cultural constitution” balancing nations need for continuity with handling of old and new challenged to the unity. The paper is based on research done in two projects and will also contribute to the discussion on the possibilities and limits to comparative method in culture studies.
Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:4
Pages:171-174
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/018/ecp11062018.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Peter Aronsson (2011). Historiography as a Marker of Current Paradigms Comparing the Role of Complex Cultural Institutions: Negotiating Museums, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=018 (accessed 10/25/2014)